Eirini Dimidi

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    Dr Eirini Dimidi is a Research Associate at the Department of Nutritional Sciences, King’s College London since 2016. She has been a registered dietitian and nutritionist since 2011, after completing a BSc in Nutrition and Dietetics and a MSc in Clinical and Public Health Nutrition. This was followed by the completion of a PhD from King’s College London, where she investigated the use and effectiveness of probiotics in people with chronic constipation.

    Dr Dimidi is undertaking research on nutrition-based interventions, including fibre, plant foods, prebiotics, probiotics, and the low FODMAP diet, in gastrointestinal health. Her primary focus is to advance the understanding of the impact of dietary therapies in functional bowel disorders, including chronic constipation and irritable bowel syndrome. Other research interests include investigating the effect of diet on the gut microbiota and gut health, as well as exploring patients’ experiences and perceptions of gut diseases.

    She has published in a number of peer-reviewed nutrition and gastroenterology journals, and has presented her work in national and international conferences. In 2016, Dr Dimidi was announced as the 2017 Postgraduate Competition Winner from the Nutrition Society, and was selected as the UK nominee for the 2018 International Early Career Nutrition Research Championship.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

    Education/Academic qualification

    MSc in Clinical and Public Health Nutrition, A clinical service evaluating the results of parenteral nutrition treatment on the nutritional status and body composition of hospitalised patients with gastrointestinal disorders., UCL University College London

    Award Date: 1 Sept 2012

    BSc (Hons) in Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Surrey

    Award Date: 1 Jul 2011

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